A really dark and deep slow Techno Ep from Dragosh on Memoria Recordings. You gotta luv it!!!!
The Netherlands-based, Memoria, imprint returns this September, with the ‘Constantec’ EP by Desolat artist, Dragosh, and backed with a Fabrizio Siano Remix.
Romanian artist, Dragosh, has been releasing his raw, drum-driven house cuts since 2010, racking up a string of releases for the likes of Steve Lawler’s, Viva, imprint and Loco Dice’s, Desolat, label, among others. Here he joins the Memoria roster, slotting in alongside, Martinez, Okain, Guti, and Hector.
The 12 opens with, ‘Am Quiet’, a brooding, minimalistic workout, built around glitchy drum programming, tripped out murmuring vocal lines, and heavy processing on each of the elements, creating a unique and twisted record.
Following is, ‘Manumescu’, embracing a similar aesthetic, with sparse, bubbling percussion, but bringing a rounded bass to the forefront this time, as penetrating sub tones brilliantly warble around the stripped drums, again resulting in a charming track, instilled with an intriguing palette of sounds.
On the B-Side, Dragosh turns in, ‘Priveste’, riding out an ethereal pad line throughout the near eight minute duration this time, while insistent drums steadily bloom and evolve around it, making for a perfect interim track to up the energy. The last of the original content from Dragosh comes in the shape of, ‘Zanzaviri’, again incorporating a dubbed-out, mood-driven vibe, with soft pad lines, cavernous, reverberated percussion and incomprehensible vocal snippets. Then to close the EP, Italy’s, Fabrizio Siano, offers up an interpretation of ‘Priveste’, Siano takes a more aggressive approach with his mix, offering a bass-led rework, built around off- kilter kicks, earth-shattering subs, and swirling background atmospherics, adding a further weight to an already stellar package.
Dragosh’s ‘Constantec’ EP is out on Memoria 23rd September in both Vinyl & Digital formats.
1. Am Quiet (Original Mix)
2. Manumescu (Original Mix)
3. Priveste (Original Mix)
4. Zanzavari (Original Mix)
5. Priveste (Fabrizio Siano Interpretation)